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News and Stories

MTC Applauds Passage of $52 Billion State Funding Package
News Release
Friday, April 7, 2017

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Chair Jake Mackenzie and Vice Chair Scott Haggerty are lauding state Senate Transportation and Housing Committee Chair Jim Beall and Assembly Transporta

Bay Area Transportation Leaders Hail New State Funding Proposal
News Release
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Chair Jake Mackenzie and Commission Vice Chair Scott Haggerty today applauded the transportation funding package unveiled by Governor Brown, state Senat

Deficient, Congested Roadways Costing State’s Drivers Billions
Top Stories
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Roads and bridges that are deficient, congested or lack desirable safety features cost California motorists a total of $53.6 billion statewide annually — $2,471 to $2,824 per driver in the Bay Area

Oakland Museum of California Announces First Round of Bay Bridge Steel Program Awardees
Top Stories
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Oakland Museum of California has announced that five artists, designers and design firms have been awarded steel from the demolition of the Eastern span of the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge

New Website Lets Residents Monitor Bay Area's Vital Signs
News Release
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

OAKLAND, CAThe Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today unveiled its innovative Vital Signs website (vitalsigns.mtc.ca

FasTrak® Customer Service Center to Close for Weekend System Upgrade
News Release
Thursday, October 30, 2014

OAKLAND, CA The FasTrak Customer Service Center will close this weekend for an upgrade to its customer account system.

Roadside Call Box Network to Shrink by Nearly 25 Percent
News Release
Thursday, March 20, 2014

OAKLAND, CAThe Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (MTC SAFE) this week began a three-month project to remove 500 of the dist

Left Coast Lifter Departure
Top Stories
Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Minor follow-up work continues on the new Bay Bridge East Span, but the biggest tool that was used on the project is on the move.

New and Old Bridges Inspire Diverse Art Shows
Top Stories
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It is fitting that two artists documenting the retirement of the original cantilever Bay Bridge East Span and the construction of the new, sleek self-anchored suspension span (SAS) would choose to

Commission Approves Toll Hike Package for Earthquake Safety
Top Stories
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) today took a major step toward ensuring seismic safety on all state-owned toll bridges in the Bay Area by adopting a package of toll hikes.

Documents

I-580 Access Improvement Project Approval Document (Aug 2016)
I-580 Access Improvement Project Approval Document Aug 2016.pdf (26.91 MB)
TRIP -- California Transportation By The Numbers 2016 Report Final
CA_Transportation_by_the_Numbers_TRIP_Report_FINAL_8-11-16 (002).pdf (157.65 KB)
San Francisco Bay Crossings Study Update
BC_Study_Update_May_2012.pdf (8.46 MB)

Media

MTC 2016 Awards: Dr. Brian Maroney
Video
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Brian Maroney, who serves as Caltrans’ chief bridge engineer, is this year’s recipient of the Greta Ericson Distinguished Service Award.

The energetic engineers-in-training gather around a model saddle carrier tire.
Oakland Students Are Engineers for a Day
Photo Gallery
Thursday, April 3, 2014

They aren’t old enough to drive across a bridge, but that didn’t deter Lafayette Elementary School fourth and fifth-graders from donning hard hats and safety vests and learning how to build one.

The 1-80 overpass allows bicycle and pedestrian access to the Marina.
Berkeley Bike Bridge
Photo Gallery
Thursday, October 24, 2013

It was an eventful afternoon at the Berkeley Marina, with crowds gathering in the characteristic wind to celebrate the grand opening of a new Bay Trail extension and unveil a plaque acknowledging t